Kisumu City Hosts Cultural Diversity Festival 2023

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The Kisumu City Management has announced the kick-off of KEYFEST 2023, an extraordinary week-long celebration aimed at uniting the vibrant community, fostering cultural diversity, and providing invaluable networking opportunities for local stakeholders and businesses.


The event, slated to take place within the
Oginga Odinga triangle (Oginga Odinga Street, Jomo Kenyatta Avenue, and Ang’awa Avenue), promises to be an immersive experience featuring an array of cultural displays, music, dance, delectable cuisines, entertainment,
and a tribute to our rich heritage.

This grand celebration, will see certain streets experiencing temporary closures to enable traders to exhibit their merchandise freely.

Supermarkets will operate round the clock, and vendors will be allowed to display their goods along the streets. Additionally, Central Park will host a dedicated area for children to engage in playful activities, all while stringent security measures are put in place to ensure a safe and joyous celebration for all attendees.

Temporary Vehicle Access Prohibition…

To facilitate the festivities, three streets will be temporarily closed to motorised traffic on Sunday, December 24th, 2023, 2:00 PM to Tuesday, December 26th, 2023, 6:00 PM, Sunday, December 31st, 2023, 2:00 PM to Monday, January 1st, 2024, 6:00 PM. The affected Streets include; Oginga Odinga, Jomo Kenyatta and Ang’awa Avenue.


“Motorists are advised to use alternative Routes
including Otieno Oyoo Street, Mosque Road, Kampala Street, Bank Street, Achieng Oneko, and Nzoia Road, to access the Central Business District (CBD), Milimani, and other key areas as Minimal traffic operations will be allowed within the CBD,”

announced Kisumu City Manager Abala Wanga in a press release circulated to newsrooms.

While feeder roads to the entertainment zones will be accessible through Court Road,KCity Business Park, Garissa Lodge, and Swan Center.
The festival will commence with the official lighting of H.E the Governor’s tree at the CBD.

Deputy City Manager Chris Omollo. PHOTO/COURTESY


“We cordially invite all members of our community to partake in this grand celebration,embracing the essence of unity, culture, and joy. We sincerely apologize for any inconveniencecaused by these temporary measures,”

the city Manager adds in his notice.

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